Veteran Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali joins club of 7,000 test runs

 Azhar Ali becomes fifth Pakistani batsman to achieve this milestone   

 The 37 years old former test captain and veteran Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali scored his 7,000th Test run during third test match against Australia in Lahore. He scored 78 runs in his 94th test match and joined an elite club of five Pakistan batting greats.

Azhar joins Pakistan legends Younis Khan (118 Tests, 10,099 runs), Javed Miandad (104 Tests, 8,832), Inzamam-ul-Haq (119, 8,829) and Mohammad Yousuf (90, 7,530). It took Azhar 94 matches to achieve the milestone and he becomes only the fifth Pakistan batsman and 54th in all to cross the 7,000 Test-run mark. He also scored a triple century 302 runs in his test career. He so far scored 19 centuries and 34 half-centuries in his successful test career.

Azhar started his Test career against Australia at Lord's when Pakistan was playing home games at neutral venues due to security risks. After the retirement of great Muhammad Yousuf and some other senior players, he stared the ship of Pakistani batting alongside with great Muhammad Younis for many years.

                                                                             Sports Desk 

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